Technician, Reliability

Job Locations US-OK-Blackwell
Mechanical Services


This entry position is accountable, under regular supervision, for installation, monitoring, diagnosis, repair and preventive maintenance of electronic, pneumatic mechanical and hydraulic instrumentation.  Individuals must perform non-destructive testing and analysis on rotating and auxiliary equipment and control systems in a designated area of a natural gas pipeline system.


  • Assist in performing various testing (ultrasonic, vibration, emissions, etc.) and recording of data on rotating and prime mover equipment; electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic control devices; safety systems; piping; vessels and other associated equipment and systems
  • Acquire the skills necessary to perform both routine and advanced analyses of tests under supervision and assist in the diagnoses and communicating the results to a supervisor
  • Assist in the installation and maintenance on control devices, safety systems and other related electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
  • The technician will receive work related guidance from senior level Mechanical Technicians
  • Become qualified on Common Covered Tasks (OQ) as deemed necessary by the Mechanical Services Management
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervision


Maintenance, Troubleshooting, & Prevention


  • Operate 2 and 4 Cycle engines
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and electronic controls, Including Allen-Bradley PLC Control Systems, and all types of process transmitters and transducers
  • Ability to use diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting and data collection
  • Knowledge of electrical systems up to 120/240 VAC and 24 V DC and ability to use multi-meter for troubleshooting
  • Install, repair, service and maintain station valves and valve operators
  • Knowledge of Emergency Shutdown Systems, including Fire and Gas detection systems as well as piping, valves and control signals
  • Ensure the reliability and efficient performance of all engines and associated facilities
  • Working and theoretical knowledge of the operations of compressor and auxiliary engines, motors, cooling equipment, pumps and related equipment
  • Knowledge of operation of engines and compressors as well as associated compressor station controls




  • Understand and comply with applicable Company policies and procedures, maintenance manuals, federal, state and local regulations, and safety policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and track maintenance and calibration activities with maintenance management software.
  • Identify and report safety and environmental concerns.
  • Complete required documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Complete required Common Covered Tasks as assigned




·       Read, interpret and recommend modifications to blueprints, schematics, control drawings, engine manuals and pipeline maps.

·        Make recommendations to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency of operations.


Training & Collaboration


·         Assist Operations personnel in performing technical and non-technical tasks.

·         Assist engineering personnel with construction activities.

·         Assist Operations Control in establishing safe efficient operations.

·         Attend job related training when applicable



  • Two-year associate degree relating to internal combustion engines and gas turbines or electronics, or equivalent work experience as determined by the Company
  • 0-3 years’ relevant experience working in the natural gas industry or a related field
  • Demonstrates satisfactory oral and written communications skills, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurability
  • Basic Computer Skills – Windows based and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work in a scheduled structured, deadline driven environment
  • This technician receives guidance from more senior level technicians and Mechanical Services Technical Support Staff
  • Requirements may include technical certification through an appropriate outside organization



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